chemistry help - calculating the total error?
this is the question:
calculate the maximum error for each piece of apparatus, then the total overall apparatus error:
the error of the equipments: pipette: +/- 0.02 cm^3 and thermometer: +/- 0.1 degrees celcius
- Anonymous9 years agoFavourite answer
The total percentage error in the apparatus is equal to the sum of the individual percentage errors in the equipment.
The percentage error in a piece of equipment is equal to the error in it over the reading taken by it, x100.
For example, if you measured 25cm^3 of a solution with a pipette the percentage error would be 0.02/23 x 100.